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Diesel-Free Crossover Wagons

The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Features a Diesel-Free Powertrain

— March 26, 2016 — Autos
The brand new Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is an innovative crossover wagon that is essentially a tweaked cousin of the German automaker's Sportwagen, as it features several of the same elements. However, one key difference between the Golf Alltrack and the Sportwagen is the former does not make use of diesel engines.

Instead, this particular vehicle, set to be available in showrooms sometime next year, makes use of a 1.8-liter TSI four-cylinder engine, the likes of which is notably used in Volkswagen's Golf and Jetta offerings. This engine is capable of pumping out 170 horsepower and up to 199 pounds-feet of torque, and is hooked up to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

In keeping with modern safety needs, this crossover wagon will feature a number of safety features including post-collision braking and adaptive cruise control among others. With its suite of both passive and active safety features and diesel-free operations, this vehicle is a bold statement about what modern crossover wagons should aspire towards.
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